audition for actors

written and directed by Sujit Saraf
(in Hindi, with supertitles in English)
In 2014, Bollywood’s dream girl Hema Malini became Member of Parliament from Mathura and Vrindavan. When visiting a widow home in Vrindavan, she suggested that the widows remain in Bengal instead of coming to over-crowded Vrindavan. The uproar that followed involved NGOs, the BJP, Prime Minister Modi, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Hema Malini. This incident provides the inspiration for वृंदावन (Vrindavan), in which 12 feisty widows live in raucous celebration until a Bollywood actress arrives to disrupt their make-believe world. वृंदावन (Vrindavan) is a grand musical, juxtaposing the colorful love of Radha and Krishna with the stark existence of Vrindavan widows, told through humor and wit, the bhajans of Meera Bai and the gyrations of Bollywood songs. The play features live music and dance, spectacular sets, costumes and lights.

(to audition as a DANCER, click here)

Roles Available

1 female, age 60 (lead)
1 female, 55
1 female, 35
1 female, 30
10 females, age 20 – 80
3 males, age 25-45

Date and Venue

Sunday June 30, 9 AM (we will email you an exact time slot)
Naatak House, 2110A Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara


1. Please RSVP by filling out this RSVP form.
2. Two days before the audition, you will receive a time-slot between 9 AM and 11 AM
3. You will be asked to perform a 90-second piece in HINDI.
4. Try to demonstrate the following in your performance – fluency, stage presence, voice projection and emotional intensity.
5. If you are shortlisted, you will be called back for a second round the same day. The audition will end by 1 pm.


Starting July 10: Saturdays and Sundays, and one or more weekday evenings at Naatak House. If you have conflicts, let us know on the RSVP form. If you are going to be performing in other shows at the same time, it is best that you skip this audition and come to the next one.

Show dates

September 6 – September 29, 2024, in Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto.

Sujit Saraf (sujit@naatak.org)

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